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Excellent commentary, Sir. You've described something I call beyond thinking outside the box, but "Thinking Without a Box." It is simply thinking unconstrained by those things we are currently trained to know and understand about how we operate, think, behave, and structure ourselves.

The largest problems when dealing with autonomous or semi-autonomous machines in this environment is knowing when and how to interject necessary checkpoints or calls for things like the rules, laws, and ethics of warfare, and decision points that simply must be made by a human, which are often immediate value-based, situational decisions.

While we may not want human thinking to hold back the potential for unmanned systems, I do believe we can agree that we always want ultimate human control over those unmanned systems, no matter how they are employed.